Coronavirus fines have been issued to two people in Eltham after police caught them "getting a bit too close and personal" inside a parked car.

Eltham North Police officers made the discovery on Avery Hill on Saturday evening, January 23.

The past few weeks have seen a number of people fined or warned locally for breaching the Covid-19 lockdown rules, but this story is perhaps the most unusual.

The local police force tweeted out on January 23, saying "Covid fines [have been] issued to two people who thought it was okay to get a bit too up close and personal in a vehicle parked in the Avery Hill car park earlier this evening."

It is thought the pair were fined for travelling via car to Avery Hill for what clearly was not an 'essential reason', although there are also probably a number of other fines which could have been issued.

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In the last week alone, Met Police in Greenwich have fined a group in Charlton Park for playing a football match, and street preachers in Woolwich were also fined for breaching Covid regulations.

Whilst Covid-19 cases have finally started falling from their peak, the number of hospital in patients in Greenwich and south east London remains extremely high, and deaths continue to rise.

People are being reminded to strictly follow the Covid-19 lockdown rules or risk fines from an increasingly strict Met Police.